After taking several years away from the spotlight, singer-songwriter and influencer Rebecca Black has returned in a big way. Black stunned America recently on Fox’s “The Four” receiving rave remarks from the A list panel of judges including Meghan Trainor, DJ Khalid, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Her new music including debut single “The Great Divide,” was recognized on the Billboard Dance Club Charts with artists like Kygo, Lorde and Zayn. The single re-introduces the world to the wildly talented young woman (now 20-years-old) and previews her first full-length album titled “RE/BL”, out now.
“She’s managed to reinvent herself: not only as a popular YouTube personality but also as a bona fide songwriter” – Yahoo! Music
Black first catapulted to international stardom in 2011 when a music video the then 13-year-old created to share with her friends and family went viral nearly overnight. “Friday” was viewed by hundreds of millions of people and became the fastest growing viral video, ranking No. 1 on YouTube in 2011. Later that year, Rebecca's positive attitude and charismatic personality landed her the title of “Choice Web Star” at the Teen Choice Awards. Her viral fame led to many appearances on TV chat shows as well as a guest starring role in Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” music video and “Friday” went on to be covered by high profile celebrities like Justin Bieber and on Fox’s popular television show Glee.
While the singer-songwriter became a household name when she was just child, that was only the beginning of her story.
Rebecca has spent the last few years writing, creating and producing content for her sophisticated digital audience - including over 1 million YouTube subscribers - sharing her thoughts on music, beauty, travel and more. She produces them herself and is always finding creative ways to engage, entertain and inform her fans.
Her journey hasn’t always been easy, but Black, armed with belief in her talent, recognized her opportunities and used her skills, smarts and creative prowess to tell stories from her unique perspective. Her message is one of self-confidence, strength and believing in yourself - something she’s keen to share with her community. Older, wiser and confident in her talent, Black is excited to finally share her original music and herself with the world - on her terms.
When she’s not writing or recording, Black likes to spend time with Sophie, her three-legged rescue cat.